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Diaghilev, Serge (<i>died</i> 1929), collector, patron, impresario

Melissa McQuillan

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Russian collector, patron and impresario. He is best known as the director of the Ballets Russes. He arrived in St Petersburg in 1890 to study law, at the same time taking music lessons from Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov; he became involved with the Nevsky Pickwickians, a circle of young musicians, writers and artists including Alexandre Benois, Léon Bakst, Konstantin Somov and Yevgeny Lansere, who later became known under the name World of Art (Mir

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